Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Employee Reviews

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great co-workers
Validation Technician (Former Employee) –  Janesville, WIApril 20, 2017
great work environment, pleasant co-workers
supplied lunches for weekend workers - a plus
easy drive to location
department supervisor was knowledgeable - gave helpful outlines and presentations for job details
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Company is a great place to work.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Wormleysburg, PANovember 12, 2016
Wonderful company with a great culture and diversity. My co-workers are warm and wonderful people and it is a pleasure to work with them everyday. I would recommend it to anybody.
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Typical accounting firm, fun people to work with for the most part.
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIOctober 13, 2016
Expect long hours, pay does not equate to work. Need to invest more time into training and employee development. Management expects a lot but is tentative for pay raises etc.
Pros
Environment, benefits
Cons
Pay, workload
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Great Culture!
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJuly 17, 2016
The culture is incredible! You truly feel like family! Work is challenging but interesting and you learn a lot! However since company isn't as big, depending on office clients, if too slow, you could get laid off.
Pros
Work culture
Cons
Security
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It's public accounting...
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 7, 2016
While the day to day flow and atmosphere is oft times enjoyable with a relaxed corporate culture and unquestioned flexibility, that doesn't mean it isn't anything more than a budget driven, soulless, corporate charge hour carnival that never ceases to complain about the lack of effort from staff or appreciate your efforts while working 65++ hours during busy season (obligatory semi-annual leadership speeches aside). Also, it doesn't help that there is no end to busy season. I seem to find myself staffed with 50-60 charge hours even during the summer, when it's "slow." If you can manage to not stay busy, you'll be one of the few that doesn't roll forward and/or lose weeks (plural) of PTO year to year.

This may sound like a typical complaint you may find on any public accounting website forum or review - but for a firm that recently made a large acquisition to leap into the top 12 of public accounting while pretending as if that's the new big 4, they could certainly afford to pay their personnel more or at least hire a few more bodies to help manage the work load.

Co-workers are the only thing that kept me at this place for as long as I have stayed and that's only to speak of some managers and below. There's a lot of quality seniors and some managers on the upswing that will spend the time to answer your questions and help you learn and develop a skill set. Some heavy managers, seniors and partners forget that you may or may not have any practical application in any job function that they assume you should be a master of by year 2 but will neither hesitate to bad mouth you
  more... at your annual review nor give you any more work of that type so that you may advance your skill set. And the rest of them nod along, even though they may have no experience working with you or even know your name.

But hey, there's free coffee in the break room and sometimes you get lucky enough to score an extra bag of powder crusted chips from the vending machine. If you can't manage to choke those down, there's plenty of charge hours to eat...
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Pros
Decent pay and good benefits. Flexible hours.
Cons
Public accounting.
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Ability to move forward or laterally, people are kind
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 9, 2016
It is a fantastic place to start a career, but you have to be willing to drop your social life and live in the company. When you do that, the world is your oyster for endless opportunities within the company. People are very encouraging of helping you move up and genuinely will help you along the way.
Pros
Socials, Championship Groups, Lighthearted
Cons
Long Hours
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Administrative Team needs a new supervisor.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 19, 2016
The administrative team had a high turnover and low morale when I was there.
The supervisor was not in touch and didn't care if the team got along or not-she only cared if she looked good to everyone else.
Adequate training was not provided for software unique to the industry.
Little respect and consideration for the administrative team over all.
Pros
Location
Cons
Lack of respect
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Average
Marketing Administrator (Former Employee) –  Wilkes-Barre, PASeptember 21, 2015
The company does not allow for advancement in my area. An administrative assistant cannot advance within the firm and is treated differently from the professional staff.
Pros
Comfortable work environment
Cons
No advancement opportunity
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Poor place to do business
Accountant (Former Employee) –  MinneapolisDecember 9, 2014
A recruiter had called and set up an interview for me, I aced the interview but follow up is not good with this company. My recruiter was far from professional, she was very rude.
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Work/Life Balance Nonexistent and Don't make one innocent mistake
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VAApril 18, 2014
No work/like balance during busy season. Don't make any internal mistakes, very long hours during busy season and then barely work off season - high to low immediately. Some Managers can be critical about you to others but smile in your face.
Pros
Busy season food catering - to keep you in office working
Cons
Don't make any innocent mistakes - grueling work schedule
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It's a fun place to be with lots of opportunity
Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 21, 2014
I'm still fairly new but it's been great so far. As a working mom I appreciate the flexibility but the work is challenging and the people are wonderful.

The best part so far is that I have a lot of autonomy to drive progress and people are fairly open to new ideas with a solid business case.
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Hit or miss
Accountant (Current Employee) –  minneapolisDecember 3, 2012
It is really a roll of the dice what your experience will be like. Some of the groups have partners that are great to work for and others have parnter who set a tone and create an environment that is uncomfortable and not condusive to learning and growing.
Pros
some flexibility depending on the group
Cons
some managers and parters that will ruin your day
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Lots to learn but no balance
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJune 20, 2012
The best part about the job is the variety and the knowledge gained. The diverse client base and complex items that are learned straight out of college. The experience gained is invaluable and creates a well rounded accountant. However, as with all public accounting positions the work-life balance is nonexistent during the busy season and sometimes runs into the summer months depending on circumstances.
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